“The White Lotus”: One-Sentence Review


Serving its comedy jet black—and brimming to the lip—The White Lotus exceeds at dishing out comedic malaise and malice.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“In the Heights”: One-Sentence Review

The optics are fresh and exciting, but In the Height’s acoustics are inevitably only a precursor to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s follow-up magnum opus, Hamilton.

7 out of 12 Tamales

“Mare of Easttown: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

HBO Max’s everyone-might-have-done-it series, Mare of Easttown, may overplay the subterfuge, but Kate Winslet and the cast’s exceptional performance keep the audience enthralled.

9 out of 12 Tamales

“Tom and Jerry”: One-Sentence Review

Even if Tom and Jerry are a minor nuisance rather than characters capable of carrying their own film, there’s enough comedic adeptness in the live-action co-stars to make up for this classic duo’s two dimensional performance. 

7 out of 12 Tamales

“The Little Things”: One-Sentence Review

By taking a novel angle on the police procedural, The Little Things eludes getting completely caught up in its menagerie of typical detective-story characters.   

7.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Class Action Park”: One-Sentence Review

With a patchwork of fun interviews and totally 80s VHS clips, Class Action Park weaves the haphazard—but completely entertaining—narrative of the gnarliest place on earth and most dangerously amusing park.

9.5 out of 12 Tamales